Iraq War Deaths
Total number of U.S. military deaths and names of the U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war as announced by the Pentagon yesterday:
Spec. Bryan Edward Barron, 26, of Biloxi, Miss.
Staff Sgt. Saburant Parker, 43, of Foxworth, Miss.
Sgt. Daniel Ryan Varnado, 23, of Saucier, Miss.
All three soldiers were assigned to Army National Guard C Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, based in Biloxi.
Spec. Audrey Daron Lunsford, 29, of Sardis, Miss.; Army National Guard Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry, based in McComb, Miss.
All four soldiers were killed May 23 in Haswah.
Sgt. 1st Class Randy D. Collins, 36, of Long Beach, Calif.; 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Irwin, Calif. Died May 24 at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda of injuries received May 4 in Mosul.
Sgt. David N. Wimberg, 24, of Louisville; Marine Forces Reserve 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, based in Columbus, Ohio. His unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Killed May 25 in Haditha.
Sgt. Alfred B. Siler, 33, of Duff, Tenn.; Army National Guard Support Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team, based in Knoxville, Tenn. Killed May 25 in a vehicle crash in Tuz.
Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Marine Forces Reserve 5th Civil Affairs Group, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. His unit was attached to 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Killed May 26 in Haditha.
CW4 Matthew Scott Lourey, 40, of East Bethel, Minn.
CW2 Joshua Michael Scott, 28, of Sun Prairie, Wis.
Both were assigned to 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. They died May 27 of injuries received May 26 in Buhriz.
Sgt. Mark A. Maida, 22, of Madison, Wis.; 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Irwin, Calif. Died May 27 in Baghdad of injuries received May 26 in Diyarah.
Spec. Phillip N. Sayles, 26, of Jacksonville, Ark.; 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed May 28 in Mosul.
Lt. Col. Albert E. Smart, 41, of San Antonio; Army Reserve 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, based in San Antonio. Died May 28 in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat illness.
All troops were killed in action unless otherwise indicated.
Total fatalities include four civilian employees of the Defense Department.
A full list of casualties is available online at www.washingtonpost.com/nation
SOURCE: Defense Department's
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